My father has MS. He’s currently forty-five, and was diagnosed about five years ago. He tends to have a fairly aggressive relapse every eight months (the frequency has gradually increased over time).
He relapsed again earlier this week. His condition prior to this relapse was limited mobility in his right hand, arm and leg, and about 80% mobility in his left hand, arm and leg. The reason that I’m posting is that his condition is significantly different after his last relapse, but not in an entirely negative way. Though the left side of his body has notably declined, the right side of his body has now regained about 80% of its mobility in two days. Before this attack, he couldn’t move his arm above his forehead; now, he can move his arm completely freely. His right leg used to drag, but now he has significant control over it. He has also recovered a lot of dexterity in his fingers (before, he would struggle to open an envelope with his right hand).
I’m curious whether or not these kind of improvements after a relapse is a common occurrence. Has anybody else experienced something like this, either in themselves or a family member?